Hi my name is Dr.Brian McKay and I have practiced at Core Health in Darien for over 25 years. I love helping people feel their best through chiropractic care along with physical therapy and massage therapy. Long before I became a chiropractor I was a patient. I had spent several years working on Wall Street in my 20's. I had a bad fall jogging that lead to a sprained ankle. After my ankle healed I developed a bad back. My orthopedic prescribed pain killers. They did not help. I sought out chiropractic care on the advice of a co-worker who saw a large man standing on my back one day at work. I would buy a messenger lunch if he stood on my back to relieve the pain. It was the only relief I could get. He suggested I see his chiropractor. My chiropractor related the fall to my current back pain. My gait ( the way I walked ) was faulty putting stress on my back. I started to get relief quickly. After a while I decided to change gears and become a chiropractor myself. I originally decided to go to school in California. After investigating a few chiropractic schools there I decided they were a little too strange for me. I went to school in Davenport Iowa where I met my wife Cris. We live in Darien and have 5 kids. I love what I do, how can I help you feel your best? Dr.Brian
I believe that we must respect our patients time and money. We need to deliver care to our patients as fast as possible in this challenging environment without compromising the quality of service and care. I feel that we must look at the entire patients physical needs. Physical pain must be addressed structurally, neurologically as well as through the musculoskeletal system for the best possible outcomes. I look forward to helping you or your family member feel their best. I promise to treat you as I would like to be treated with care and respect. Dr Brian
Dr. McKay does not have any board certifications listed.
Why It Matters: Dr. McKay's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Head and Neck Conditions
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Low Back Pain
Lower Back Injuries
Lumbar Herniated Disc
Neck Muscle Strain
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique
Cervical Decompression Therapy
Chronic Pain Management
Cold Laser Therapy
Low Back Procedure
Lumbar Decompression Therapy
Manipulation Adjustment of Back and Neck
Neck Pain Procedure
Trigger Point Therapy
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Connecticut.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
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How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
Palmer College Of Chiropractic
Medical School | Graduated 1989
Board Eligible Diplomat In Chiropractic Neurology Palmer Chiropractic University
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2016
Palmer College Of Chiropractic
Other Education | Completed 1989
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
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Media & Publications
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
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Dr. McKay's Reviews
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Dr. McKay Says:
Thanks for your feedback, we are always looking for ways to improve our service. The fact that you took time out of your day to help is greatly appreciated.- Dr .Brian